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The <ellipse> Element

An ellipse, geometrically speaking, is simply a circle where the radius in the x direction and the radius in the y direction differ. If the radii are the same, the curved graphic element is a circle. In SVG, you can represent a circle by using either a <circle> element or an <ellipse> element with the x and y radii being equal.

A simple ellipse shape would have SVG source code like this:


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